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When Ajay Devgn Met President Murmu

By Rediff Movies
October 01, 2022 12:29 IST
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The 68th National Film Awards saw actors from across India get together for the prestigious ceremony in New Delhi.

While Ajay Devgn received his third National Award, power couple Suriya and Jyotika were awarded for their film, Soorari Pottru.

President Droupadi Murmu gave away the awards.

 

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Ajay Devgn takes his place next to Suriya and his wife Jyotika at Vigyan Bhavan, where the awards ceremony was held.

 

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Devgn wins his third National Award for Best Actor for his historical Tanhaji: The Unsung Hero. He has earlier won for Zakhm and The Legend Of Bhagat Singh.

 

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Suriya receives the Best Actor award for Soorari Pottru and his actor-wife Jyothika receives the Best Feature film award for the same film.

 

 

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Soorarai Pottru, inspired by the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G R Gopinath, also won the Best Screenplay for Shalini Usha Nair and Director Sudha Kongara as well as Best Music Direction (Background Score) for G V Prakash Kumar.

 

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Aparrna Balamurali gets the Best Actress Award for Soorarai Pottru.

 

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President Droupadi Murmu confers the Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Asha Parekh for her lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.

 

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Not many know that Asha Parekh began her career at the age of 10 (in the 1952 film Aasmaan). She has acted in over 95 films.

Her successful career as a leading lady started in Nasir Hussain's 1959 superhit Dil Deke Dekho and she went on to act in hits like Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil and Caravan.

 

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President Droupadi Murmu presents the Best Dimassa film award to Assamese film=maker Aimee Baruah for her film Semkhor.

 

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The Best Female Playback Singer award went to Nanjiyamma, the tribal folk singer from Kerala.

 

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Madhur Bhandarkar collects the award for the Bengali film Avijatrik, which he co-produced.

With this film, Satyajit Ray's iconic character Apu returns to the screen after six decades.

The story takes off from where the Apu trilogy ended with 1959's Apur Sansar, and revolves around Apu's bond with his six-year-old son.

 

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Anish Mangesh Gosavi gets the Best Child Artist Award for his Marathi film, Tak-Tak.

 

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Anish shares the award with Akanksh Laxman Pingale, who won it for the Marathi film, Sumi...

 

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Divyesh Shailendra Indulkar, for the same film.

 

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